bright «bryt», adjective, adverb, noun.
1. giving much light; shining: »

The stars are bright, but sunshine is brighter.

2. very light or clear: »

It is a bright day with no clouds.

3. Figurative. clever; quick-witted; intelligent: »

a bright answer. A bright girl learns quickly.

SYNONYM(S): smart.
4. vivid; glowing: »

a bright fire. Dandelions are bright yellow.

5. Figurative. lively or cheerful: »

a bright smile. Everybody was bright and gay at the party.

SYNONYM(S): vivacious, animated.
6. likely to turn out well; favorable: »

There is a bright outlook for the future.

SYNONYM(S): promising.
7. famous; glorious: »

The knight was a bright example of courage in battle.

8. physically charming; beautiful: »

a bright lady surpassingly fair (Samuel Taylor Coleridge).

9. clear or luminous to the mental perception: »

bright hopes.

10. sharp; keen; watchful: »

to keep a bright lookout.

11. (of tobacco) flue-cured: »

Specially constructed log barns built near the tobacco field are used for the curing of bright tobacco (Roy Flannagan).

in a bright manner: »

The fire shines bright.

Poetic. brightness; brilliance: »

in the bright of the moon.

[Old English briht, beorht]
bright´ly, adverb.
Synonym Study adjective. 1 Bright, radiant, brilliant mean shining. Bright is the general word, and applies to anything thought of as giving out or reflecting light: »

Her silver earrings are bright.

Radiant suggests shining with a light that comes from deep within the thing or person described: »

Her face was radiant with happiness.

Brilliant means very bright or excessively bright and often suggests sparkling or flashing: »

The fountain is brilliant in the sunlight.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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